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spotLESS Materials: Sprayable Coatings That Repel Liquid, Sludge, Bacteria, and More

Finalists for the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize®
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spotLESS Materials makes sprayable coatings that repel liquid, sludge, bacteria, mineral deposits, and more.

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spotLESS Materials makes sprayable coatings that repel liquid, sludge, bacteria, mineral deposits, and more.

Biomimicry Fireside Chat: The Nature of Fashion: Moving Towards a Regenerative Model

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What can the fashion industry learn from nature’s circularity, and how can industry switch to a regenerative model that builds soil, boosts biodiversity, supports community, and cleans up existing pollution in the process?

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What can the fashion industry learn from nature’s circularity, and how can industry switch to a regenerative model that builds soil, boosts biodiversity, supports community, and cleans up existing pollution in the process?

How Coral Is Inspiring Eco-friendly Clothing

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Werewool is a biomaterials company that develops fibers with tailored aesthetic and performance properties. Inspired by nature, they design fibers at the DNA level to create sustainable textiles with inherent properties; creating low impact materials with a circular life cycle.

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Werewool is a biomaterials company that develops fibers with tailored aesthetic and performance properties. Inspired by nature, they design fibers at the DNA level to create sustainable textiles with inherent properties; creating low impact materials with a circular life cycle.

This Paint Inspired by Butterflies Could Be the Secret to Cooler Cities

Reprinted from Fast Company
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Cypris Materials has created a paint inspired by blue morpho butterfly wings, which get their color from blue lightwaves reflecting off the nanostructure of the wings themselves (up close you’ll see they’re actually translucent). Like butterfly wings, Cypris’ paint works through reflection, so color comes from particular lightwaves that reflect off the nanostructure of the paint. In short, this paint functions through structural color rather than chemical pigments or dyes.

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Cypris Materials has created a paint inspired by blue morpho butterfly wings, which get their color from blue lightwaves reflecting off the nanostructure of the wings themselves (up close you’ll see they’re actually translucent). Like butterfly wings, Cypris’ paint works through reflection, so color comes from particular lightwaves that reflect off the nanostructure of the paint. In short, this paint functions through structural color rather than chemical pigments or dyes.

Biomimicry Innovation: change:WATER Labs

2020 Ray of Hope Prize Finalist
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The team at change:WATER Labs is fundamentally changing the way humans process waste, and it all has to do with water. They recognized that if  water is removed from human waste, all that's left is a compact solid that would be much easier to collect and sterilize.

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The team at change:WATER Labs is fundamentally changing the way humans process waste, and it all has to do with water. They recognized that if  water is removed from human waste, all that's left is a compact solid that would be much easier to collect and sterilize.

Biomimicry Fireside Chat on Innovation

From Founding to Funding: Bringing a Biomimetic Startup to Market
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Biomimimcry Fireside Chat: Innovation and Biomimicry: From Founding to Funding: Bringing a Biomimetic Startup to Market

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Biomimimcry Fireside Chat: Innovation and Biomimicry: From Founding to Funding: Bringing a Biomimetic Startup to Market

Introducing the 2020 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Finalists

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The Biomimicry Institute announces the 10 finalist teams that have created solutions inspired by nature that address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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The Biomimicry Institute announces the 10 finalist teams that have created solutions inspired by nature that address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Good for Business, Good for the Planet: The Judges Behind the World's Foremost Biomimicry Prize

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Learn more about the experts that deliberated on the only international prize that examines how startups see nature as our mentor and not as a warehouse of goods.

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Learn more about the experts that deliberated on the only international prize that examines how startups see nature as our mentor and not as a warehouse of goods.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2020

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Ray Anderson always said "Brighten the corner where you are." In these crazy times, his foundation still has many positive stories to share.

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Ray Anderson always said "Brighten the corner where you are." In these crazy times, his foundation still has many positive stories to share.

ECOncrete® Wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®

Inspired by marine ecosystems and designed to enhance marine infrastructure, ECOncrete is improving ocean health with a biomimicry-inspired new concrete technology.
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The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are proud to announce that this year’s Ray of Hope Prize® has been awarded to ECOncrete Tech LTD., a science-based company that develops high performance, environmentally-sensitive concrete products for coastal and marine infrastructure projects.

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The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are proud to announce that this year’s Ray of Hope Prize® has been awarded to ECOncrete Tech LTD., a science-based company that develops high performance, environmentally-sensitive concrete products for coastal and marine infrastructure projects.

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